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A-4F Skyhawk Landing Gear

Published: May 22, 2022
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This set is designed to provide replacement parts for Hobby Boss’ 1/72 A-4F Skyhawk kit. As with most of SAC’s landing gear sets, the metal parts are intended to be one-for-one replacements for the kit parts. The set consists of the nose gear strut, port and starboard main gear struts and retraction/extension arms for all three of these.

Like the kit part, the nose wheel is cast with… more

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MiG-25 PU

Published: April 1, 2022
Company: ICM

ICM has continued its series of MiG-25 “Foxbat” kits with probably the ugliest variant of all, the two-seat trainer. Unlike the other trainers built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau where the trainer version was created by extending the cockpit aft to make room for an instructor’s seat and controls, for the MiG-25 trainer an entire new nose section was added in front of the existing… more

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F-14A/B/D Ventral Fins

Published: April 1, 2022
Company: Hauler Brengun

This set provides replacements for the ventral fins for the F-14 Tomcat in 1/72 scale. As the ventral fins remained the same throughout the Tomcat’s production run, they can be used on the F-14A, the F-14A+/B and the F-14D. The set is generic in that it is not designed to be used just on one particular manufacturer’s kit.

To simplify production and especially maintenance and supply… more

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Bombers at Suez – The RAF Bombing Campaign During the Suez War, 1956

Published: February 18, 2022
Book Author(s): John Dillon
Company: Helion & Company

The book is volume 38 of Helion & Company’s Middle East@War series and looks at the participation of RAF’s medium and heavy bombers in Operation Musketeer, the Suez War of 1956. The book includes over seventy black and white photographs and seven pages of color profiles depicting the markings of some of the Canberra and Valiant squadrons that participated in the campaign and aircraft of… more

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Skybreak – The 58th Fighter Squadron in Desert Storm

Published: February 18, 2022
Book Author(s): Mike Guardia
Company: Magnum Books

Mike Guardia is a veteran of the United States Army and the author of a number of military history books. His most recent book, Skybreak takes a look at the operations of the 58th Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in the fall of 1990, the 58th Fighter Squadron was one of the many USAF units… more

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MiGs in the Middle East Volume 2: Soviet-Designed Combat Aircraft in Egypt and Syria 1963-1967

Published: February 13, 2022
Book Author(s): David Nicolle & Tom Cooper
Company: Helion & Company

The book is volume 37 of Helion & Company’s Middle East@War series. While Volume 1 examined the delivery and use of Soviet designed combat aircraft in Egypt, Iraq and Syria, Volume 2 is limited to just Egypt and Syria and covers the time period from mid-1963 through mid-1967, ending right before the 1967 war. The book includes over one hundred black and white photographs, one page of color… more

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MiG-17 Gun Barrels

Published: December 6, 2021
Company: Quickboost

This set provides replacement gun fairings and barrels for the new Airfix MiG-17F kit. The set consists of three gun fairings and three barrels to replace the kit guns. The fairings are on-for-one replacements for the kit fairings, but the barrels are a huge improvement over the kit barrels as the business end of each barrel is hollowed out rather than solid, so they really look like gun… more

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MiG-17 Fresco Landing Gear

Published: December 6, 2021
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This set provides white metal replacements for Airfix’s new MiG-17F kit. The set consists of five parts, a new nose strut with integral wheel, two main gear struts and two retraction/extension actuators and are one-for-one replacements for the kit parts.

The parts are well cast with just a minor casting seam to be cleaned up. I then polished each part with a wire wheel in my Dremel to… more

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Extra EA-300L (4-blade Propeller)

Published: November 2, 2021
Company: Brengun

The Extra EA-300L is a two seat aerobatic aircraft designed and built in Germany and flown in many countries around the world. This kit is a revised version of the EA-300L kit previously issued by Brengun and includes a resin four bladed propeller and new decals for two aircraft registered in England, one from Germany and one from Austria.

While the kit is a limited production kit with… more

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AV-8B Wheels (Hasegawa)

Published: July 7, 2021
Company: Brengun

This set provides an upgrade for Hasegawa’s AV-8B Harrier II kit and provides a new nose gear fork assembly and trailing gear door, new tires all the way around and photoetch replacements for the scissor links on the outriggers and the aft main gear.

The resin parts are very well cast with nice tread patterns on all of the wheels along with raised lettering on each tire. The tires… more